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    The media is not 'liberal' (Time Joins Newsweek)




    Time Joins Newsweek In Thinking That Americans Really, Really Don't Care About Afghanistan
    Rachel Sklar | Posted Sunday March 25, 2007 at 05:34 PM


    Interesting. This week, Time's cover story is an essay arguing in favor of teaching the Bible in schools, which can be boiled down to this: "Of course the Bible should be taught in schools. Duh. It's religion that shouldn't be." On the cover of its international edition is a story that is less easily boiled down: "The Truth About Talibanistan," about the resurgence of the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan (and also, Pakistan), and how it's "the next battleground of the war on terrorism." The story is in the U.S. edition of the magazine but not on the American cover, presumably because Rick Stengel & co. think the Bible will do better newsstand (even though it is a singularly unattractive cover).

    This episode echoes a similar decision made by the Newsweek brass in October when the international editions all ran a cover called "Losing Afghanistan: The Rise of Jihadistan " about the resurgence of the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan (and also, Pakistan),
    and how it's a place from which "Al Qaeda or other terrorist groups [can] hatch the next 9/11." The American cover? An exclusive cover shot and story on Annie Leibovitz entitled "My Life In Pictures" (which was also controversial for whitewashing her life as a lesbian); presumably Jon Meacham & co. thought it would do better on the newsstand.

    It's odd that Time would choose to backburner this story after what happened at Newsweek the swap-out did garner a bit of attention, including a touch of ridicule by Jon Stewart, and the parallels are pretty instantly noticeable (i.e. swapping out an evergreen cover for the very same story about Afghanistan's jihadist tendencies). It's not that teaching the Bible in school isn't importantzzzzzzzzz.... (just kidding, we love tussling over Bible issues but seriously, taking Exodus 21:24 literally? Never mind the Bible, the Talmud in Ketuvot 32b and Bava Kamma 83b should be required reading! C'mon, Time, let's see your cover essay about that). It's just interesting that both venerable newsweeklies chose safer, more homegrown-Americana type covers over deeply reported pieces from the Middle East that advance our understanding of what is happening over there and to what the U.S. may soon have to respond. Plays well in the rest of the world, sure but I guess not so much in Biblestan.
    The Truth About Talibanistan [Time]
    The Rise of Jihadistan Newsweek]

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/eat-th...n_e_44218.html

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    classic....

    the moron uses a lunatic leftist website to try and prove his point...and this is the same moron who tried to take me to task for posting something written by David Limbaugh....of course anything on the Huffington Post has loads of credibility...


    the said thing is dumbdawg really believe this sh!t.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Come Back to NY
    classic....

    the moron uses a lunatic leftist website to try and prove his point...and this is the same moron who tried to take me to task for posting something written by David Limbaugh....of course anything on the Huffington Post has loads of credibility...


    the said thing is dumbdawg really believe this sh!t.....
    WOW. I guess me and HuffPo made those picture covers ourselves....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Come Back to NY
    classic....

    the moron uses a lunatic leftist website to try and prove his point...and this is the same moron who tried to take me to task for posting something written by David Limbaugh....of course anything on the Huffington Post has loads of credibility...


    the said thing is dumbdawg really believe this sh!t.....
    classic....

    CBNY attacks the source instead of debating the content. Your act is getting so old.

    This is more evidence of how centrist the MSM really is in this country. World perspective and reality have to dumbed down and avoided to keep conservative egos afloat.

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    I'm shocked

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tanginius
    I'm shocked
    There it is Tan. Incredible sh1t.

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    let's see...a liberal source claims the media isn't liberal and the minoins on this board follow along...

    any of you rocket scientists ever consider based on their past blatant lies places like Newsweak can't continue to pull the same sh!t on America??

    I know you all have limited capacity to think and figure things out but here are a few hints....concentrate now...concentrate....

    1- koran's down the potty....
    2- riots in the street....
    3-people killed....
    4- newsweak admits it was all of pack of lies....

    so why would anyone, expect the illiterate or American haters in europe, asia, etc, believe a damn word they have to say....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Come Back to NY
    let's see...a liberal source claims the media isn't liberal and the minoins on this board follow along...

    any of you rocket scientists ever consider based on their past blatant lies places like Newsweak can't continue to pull the same sh!t on America??

    I know you all have limited capacity to think and figure things out but here are a few hints....concentrate now...concentrate....

    1- koran's down the potty....
    2- riots in the street....
    3-people killed....
    4- newsweak admits it was all of pack of lies....

    so why would anyone, expect the illiterate or American haters in europe, asia, etc, believe a damn word they have to say....
    Again another media outlet (NYT) that admits it lied. When will FOX do the same?

    They only lie to keep a certain agenda afloat. And it is not the anti war agenda

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